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in a step toward reforming the nation's gun control laws. president obama is asking congress for several provisions to the law including banning military-style assault rifles. biden says the administering is considering taking executive action to speed up the legislation. >>> robert griffin iii is recovering from knee surgery in florida and is expected to stay there so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. griffin had his torn lcl repaired and a redo of his previous acl construction. the operation lasted about five hours. the estimated recovery time is six to eight months. griffin is hoping to return in time for the start of next season. season. >>> coming up next, could be the next man in charge of the nation's finances but he might need a little handwriting help. >> if jacob lew is named treasury secretary, you will see his signature on the dollar bill but you might have a hard time reading it. >> also ahead, does the thought of doing your taxes give you a headache? a new study reveals just how complicated the nation's tax code really is. we'll tell you about that w
an assault weapons ban saying the weapons make the nation more dangerous. half of virginiaians feel that guns protect citizens. >> president obama's cabinet shuffle continued today when he nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. he will have to hit the ground running. the nation is society to hit the borrowing limit at the end of january. the president insists lew is ready. >> having lew on your team is the equivalent of a culture to have the luxury of putting anyone in a position and knowing he will do well. >> president obama considered resending the nomination after seeing lew's signature which would be on all currency if confirmed. rick santorum is launching a campaign to defeat the nomination of rick hagel. he says hagel "antiisrael pro iran mindset makes him unqualified for the pentagon job." president obama nominated hagel on monday. >> we're now learning that it sequestration could mean a month-long furlough for civilian employees at the military. the plan requires $45 billion in budget cuts including a 15% cut in payroll. the pentag
with ideas to move forward with gun control legislation. today he'll meet with the head of the national rifle association. >> president obama says he is ready to move forward with a ban on assault weapons. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: customers at sharpshooters firing range outside of washington, d.c. say they're keeping a close eye on gun control talks taking place inside the beltway. >> i don't think restricting people's right -- second amendment rights would be a solution here. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the white house is looking at several new laws, including reinstating the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. >> we are not going to get caught up in the notion unless we can do everything we're going to do nothing it's critically important we act. >> reporter: today the vice president meets with representatives of gun owner groups, including the national rifle association. >> i don't want any part of my freedom takenway. my freedom to own whatever firearm i choose, however many rounds i want to keep, it's my freedom. >> reporter: vice president biden says he believes new
with the nra today in a step towards reforming the nation's gun control laws. meanwhile, president obama is asking congress for several provisions to the law including banning military style assault rifles. biden says the administration is considering executive action to move gun control legislation forward. >>> robert griffin iii is recovering from knee surgery in florida and is expected to stay there so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. griffin had his torn acl repaired. the operation lasted about five hours. the estimated recovery time, six to eight months. he is hoping to return in time for the start of next season. >>> oscar nominees will be announced later on this morning. >> while most awards shows honor the best in entertainment, there is one group that grabbed headlines for highlighting it is worst. fox's adam housley has more. >> reporter: the 33rd annual razzies are out and twilight is heading up the list. >> the razzies are all about having fun at the expense of hollywood stars. frankly, this was probably the best twilight moviele after five of them. >
groups and gun safety organizations. tomorrow he'll sit down with a representative o' from the national rite rifle association. president obama want it is propose a-sals by the end of the month. the bay area representative is about to debate the issue with voters. kim is christian is there. >> that meeting is et so get under way in about 45 minutes. you can expect heated emotions on both sides of the issue. >> this is set to be the next hot spot to discuss gun control. democratic congressman mike thompson was tapped to head up the gun violence task force. he's hosting the open house and is looking forward to hearing from all sides everybody needs to lower the temperature because this is something every e american agrees on. . >> this follows the school shooting last month. he'slooking at issues such as better screening and mental health issues. >> i'm a hunter and gun owner, you don't need those. i don'tneed them, you don't need them, nor do we need assault magazines. >> around here, opinions range. some say they don't want to see the rights of lawful gun owners restricted. >> i
nomination saying he mislead congress ability the obama -- about the obama plans to reduce the national debt. >>> national cathedral will host, same-sex marriages. they decided the new policy when the marriages became legal in dc and maryland. >> i think there is a pretty good consensus in the church about same sex blessing and in places where same-sex marriage is legal. because of our stature goes beyond the episcopal church we are trying to speak out to the christian and interfaith community around the country we stand for marriage equality and with lgbt people. >> individual priests can decide whether they want to officiate. >>> health alert. at a local er one of the hospitals where flu case have taken a dramatic spike. >>> a frightening ferry crash in new york city into a manhattan dock. >> more than 30 children found in one home day care, that wasn't the only problem police found. disturbing charges at 11:00 p.m.  >>> this year's flu season is rapidly spreading across the country. it has gotten so bad in boston the city declared a public health emergency. the
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the recommendations to president obama next week and late this afternoon, the national rifle association issued a statement reacting to the white house meeting and the statement inside part, we were disappointed with how little the meet handwriting to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. it's unfortunate this administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to the nation's most pressing problems. we will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. >>> the news edge is on virginia. the new poll shows an overwhelming number of virginians support background checks for gun buyers. the quinnipiac university poll said 92% favor background checks. >> having a background check is not an intrusion on anyone's second amendment rights. and most of my constituents, and i am gratified to learn, most virginians think that is a reasonable measure to protect the public. >> a majority also would support putting armed police officers in public schools. half of virginians polled believe the
obama's nomination for treasury secretary. why critics say that the captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good thursday morning. meteorologist jacqui jeras. 5:09 is the time. it will be a good weekend. starting this morning very mild, above the average highs for this time of year. meteorologist adam caskey is basking in the balmy weather with a storm chaser 7. >> good morning. i would rather be knee-deep in the snow. we are outside the rosslyn metro station. it's 45 degrees. not a bad start today by danny ferry standards. the average low temperature in the upper 20s this time of year. we are well above that for the time being. capello snow lovers, there's still a lot of winter left -- fellow snow lovers. let's look at the mild temperatures on this thursday morning. widespread 40's. 47 at reagan national. i expect the temperature is to drop a few more degrees over the next two hours. 43 in gaithersburg, 36 in manassas and culpeper's at the freezing mark, 32. today is going to be mild, a little above average for this time of year, high temperatures
president obama's first term, leafizing guns in national parks and on amtrak. the nra has lots of money, $3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying last year alone. how powerful is the nra? remember, they give grades to members of congress. and how many got an a with sticking with them and opposing all gun control? 288 members, the overwhelming majority of congress. it's enough to intimidate democrats, too. just listen to joe biden in 2008. >> barack obama ain't taking my shotgun, so, don't buy that. >> reporter: recent polls suggest an opening for some gun control. a majority now favoring a ban on semiautomatic handguns. but it would be a mistake to think the nra's influence has waned. in the three weeks after the shooting, in newtown, connecticut, they added more than 100,000 new members. diane? >> all right, thank you jonathan karl. and in those three weeks after newtown, now, another school shooting today, at a high school in california. police say a student with a shotgun wounded a 16-year-old he was targeting, then shot at but missed a second student he was targeting. somehow a
. this afternoon, biden sat down with the national rifle association, a first for the obama administration. the nra says its membership increased by more than 100,000 since the sandy hook shooting. attorney general holder is meeting with dick's sporting goods and walmart. white house is calling in heavy hitters to change public opinion including bill clinton who denounced the use of assault weapons and the administration has the strongest ally in gabby giffords, herself a victim of gun violence but the president has work cut out for him. nearly half of all americans oppose a ban or semiautomatic weapons including those in the federal assault weapons ban that expired near lay decade ago. so let's spin on all of this. i guess what this is building towards at least politically is the white house and allies want to try to isolate the nra, even on the right and within the republican party and so you have a meeting today with walmart, dick's sporting goods. they want to take, you know, groups like that, businesses like that, interests like that and sort of pit everyone, this sort of wide array against th
that the obama administration claims it releasing that information could harm national security, but the group says there is not a specific basis for that claim. the appeals panel is concerned that the images could be used by al-qaeda for anti-american propaganda. >> meanwhile, the movie about the killing of osama bin laden, "zero dark thirty" is nominated for best picture. the nominations were announced this morning. "lincoln" received the most nominations. other pictures vying for best picture -- "les mis" and "life of pi." the field for best actress includes the oldest nominee ever and the youngest at the age of 9. >> i have not seen "lincoln." have you? >> is a great foam. >> we will have to play catch- up. >> these very talented chefs were pulling out all the stops in baltimore county this morning. >> but first, our race against the clock for a dozen killer whales trapped under arctic ice. new developments tonight on their fight to stay alive. >> clouds moving in tonight. rain scheduled to get here >> good afternoon. i am rod daniels, live in the 11 newsroom. coming up at 6:00 -- the leg
with the national rifle association later today to discuss gun safety. biden met with representatives of victims groups wednesday to come up with ideas to move forward with gun control legislation. president barack obama supports legislation to ban assault weapons. but the vice president says he and the president are determined to act in order to end gun violence. >>> lawmakers return to annapolis yesterday for the latest session in the maryland general assembly. and in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy, several gun control bills are now on the table. and lawmakers are prepare preparing for the debate. the governor intends to submit a bill early on that would ban the sale of assault rifles and high capacity magazines and limit the availability of guns available to people mentally ill. >>> president barack obama is ready to move forward with his new treasury secretary. he is currently serving the president as his chief of staff. if the senate confirms him. and the president has another cabinet position to fill, the labor secretary told coworkers she will step down from her position. she i
republicans are skeptical about the choice saying lou was less than honest about president obama's budget and its affects on the nation's debt. >> and he did not show the kind of independence and credibility we would want in that important cabinet position. >> and as with all cabinet posts, lou must be confirmed by the senate. >>> if confirmed, low may want to work on his john hancock. look at this. that is the signature at the bottom right. it would be on every new bill printed. the current scribble does not resemble the pain at all and that he promised to work on it. >> when this was mighted in the press, i considered resinnedding my offer to appoint him. i never saw his signature. jack assures me he's going to work to make at least one letter ledgible. in order not to kebait our currency. -- debase our currency. >> hopefully he hits the j and leaves the rest. tim geithner changeed his signature to a more ledgible version when he took the job. >>> the cost of riding metro won't go up. some metro board members are concerned about the agency's financial future. sherri ly is lie with the l
." >>> celebrities who welcome barack obama into second term. announced the line up for president obama's second inauguration. beyonce will sing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will perform. and james taylor will sing america the beautiful. the ceremony is january 21st. the second inauguration is a week and a half away. and when he takes the oath of office. this time he'll be using two bibles instead of the traditional one. the president will use a bible owned by dr. martin luther king junior. and abraham lincoln. it is also a federal holiday honoring dr. king's birthday. >> new this morning, maryland's public schools are at the top of a new list ranking the best in the nation. quality counts 2013 gave the state's schools b plus. virginia comes in 4th. dc schools rank 45th. the list take several factors into account including graduation rate and education funding. >> here's a story for you. cool or gross? >> i'll take cool. >> no. one company introduces the ipottie. the poosabilities. get it? >> did you like doing all that? >> i did love that. >> plus, saving room, money and the environment.
to president obama by tuesday. but the national rifle association charged the discussions it attended today were mostly an attack on gun owners' rights. how many skiers does it take to move a mogul? we have the answer in today's science thursday report. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: those tricky mounds of snow on well-traveled ski slopes? they actually move uphill over time as skiers move downhill, a study finds. watch a time-lapse video of the phenomenon our science page. the oil boom that has driven hordes of newcomers to western north dakota has been dubbed "the modern gold rush." independent producer todd melby -- with the support of public media partners-- tells the stories of those looking for opportunity there in the interactive documentary, "black gold boom." but, as we see in one story, opportunity is not all they find. >> you know, i would love to make, you know, a home here and put down roots but not with the boom going on. there is life out here for women and when girls come out here now they think it's flattering, like i did when i first got out here. and i very qu
. cnbc's john harwood has more on the changes coming to the u.s. treasury department. >> president obama has already filled out the members of his national security team for the second term. now he's filling out the economic term for a second term including his choice for treasury secretary. later today, we expect the president is going to appoint his current white house chief of staff jack lou as current treasury secretary. jack lew is a veteran of capitol hill and of more than one big major budget negotiations which is exactly what the president is facing right now. he's somebody with a low key demeanor who gets along well with others. his confirmation is expected to be not too difficult. what he doesn't provide is a strong business background or wall street ties, although he did work for citigroup for a while and he doesn't have the experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white h
will send recommendations on curbing gun violence to president obama by tuesday. but the national rifle association charged the discussions it attended today were mostly an attack on gun owners' rights. how many skiers does it take to move a mogul? we have the answer in today's science thursday report. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: those tricky mounds of snow on well-traveled ski slopes? they actually move uphill over time as skiers move downhill, a study finds. watch a time-lapse video of the phenomenon our science page. the oil boom that has driven hordes of newcomers to western north dakota has been dubbed "the modern gold rush." independent producer todd melby -- with the support of public media partners-- tells the stories of those looking for opportunity there in the interactive documentary, "black gold boom." but, as we see in one story, opportunity is not all they find. >> you know, i would love to make, you know, a home here and put down roots but not with the boom going on. there is life out here for women and when girls come out here now they think it's flatterin
you should know. >>> and time now for the "nations nation" gut check. the obama administration under the microphone for what some see as lack of diversity. valerie jarrett was there but you could bare ri tell it was there, just the portion of the leg in the background. the white house defended itself releasing this picture. take a listook. the president sitting down with a diverse group of senior advisers. what does your gut tell you? do you agree with the critics saying president obama's cabinet has a diversity problem? go to facebook. i have a couple of tweets from the many that were sent to us in this hour. daryl buchanan says when it comes to diversity, what is the right number? isn't diversity a perspective and experience? erin says hire the best person for the job. problem when all but white males excluded. and the one and only, that's not me, that's this person's name. may not have a lot of women in the cabinet but the policies are women friendly. that's just a few examples of what you had to say to us this hour. look at yesterday's gum check. would you colorado bill allowing
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obama's second inauguration ceremony. beyonce will sing the national anthem at the inauguration. kelly clarkson will perform "my country tis of thee" and james taylor will sing "america the beautiful." the white house had a hand in picking the singers. >>> right around 8:30 this morning during the cbs this morning show, the 2013 oscar nominees will be announced. the 85th academy awards will be on the air february 24. >> fans had their say with the peoples choice awards. edward lawrence has a recap of the show. >> reporter: the peoples choice awards started with a bang. the big bang theory caley hosted. >> if you're going to go out and represent these women as hosts, then you've got to find the fight deeper inside -- deep inside of you. >> reporter: the big bang theory gives fans a feeling of real empowerment. >> the characters in the show speak to anybody who has ever felt like an underdog. >> reporter: the awards include movies, television, and music. >> these awards aren't giving out to people because a bunch of people in a room decided to. this is -- these awards are given out becau
in a second term. >> all that first term lip service to gunowners is just part of a massive obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the second amendment during his second term. >> according to the national rifle association, any attempt to achieve common sense gun legislation is a conspiracy to take away all guns. unfortunately, should i say fortunately, the common sense side of the debate is not backing around this time around. senate majority leader harry reid is on the move. he has a history of gun rights advocacy. but a close adviser to the senator said this about harry reid, he is in a different place than he was in 2010. reid is in a position to make a true difference when it comes to passing new gun laws in this country. new york governor andrew cuomo wants his state to make an impact. >> and in one word, it's just enough. it has been enough. >> cuomo's seven-point man to address gun violence is the most comprehensive yet. it could serve as a blueprint for the rest of the country. cuomo wants new york to have the toughest assault weapons ban in the n
the heat on this. l.a. times writes, the cabinet may not meet its own diversecy standards. "the national journal" why obama's white-guy problem seems worse than it is. and "washington post," obama needs some binders of women. and it didn't help when hilda solis announced her resignation yesterday. let me bring in political reporter for "the washington post" and staff writer sarah toeplitz. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let me read to you part of ruth marcus' column. "not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top
will be take part in the presidential inauguration. beyonce is to sing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will perform "my country 'tis of thee," and president obama had a hand in select those performers. >>> let's take a live look outside. temperatures are finally starting to dip after a pretty balmy day. attorney will be here after the break with a look at the forecasts. plus -- >>> is there any way to stop gridlock for hours on the key bridge after someone threatens to jump? i'm surae chinn. that story coming up. >>> one person's very bad day can cause a ripple effect and get commuters enraged. that's what happened last night. police coaxed a person who had threatened to jump off the bridge to come back down. but as surae chinn reports, by then everybody had been sting traffic for hours. >> goes to show that a horrific thing can paralyze the whole city for hours and hours and hours. >> i went around the long way. >> reporter: eduardo rincon left his store to direct traffic because he didn't see anybody doing it. traffic took even longer to clear. police finally talked the man off the b
. >>> vice president joe biden will meet with the nra today in a step towards reforming the nation's gun control laws. meanwhile, president obama is asking congress for several provisions to the law including banning military-style assault rifles. biden says the administration and congress are considering separate executive actions and hope to have recommendations on gun reform by the end of this month. everybody watching that very closely. >>> we are also watching weather. >> you guys ready to see something we didn't see a whole lot of yesterday? >> what is that? >> let's go to the live shot. >> oh, my gosh. >> isn't that gorgeous. >> i love it. >> a great big thanks to our control room. look at that. a gorgeous sunrise this morning. high temperatures later this afternoon will be about 50 and unlike yesterday, when we had a surprise pop-up shower, today, we should be dry. >> i think this is a prediction of what is to come. look at that. >> isn't that gorgeous? >> the clouds are coming apart for the sun to come up there right there in the middle. >> you're right. got to love this time of
'tly. >>> an all-star lineup for musical performance for president obama's second inauguration. >> coming up the rundown of what the president helped to pick to bring the music to the national mall. the names you will know. >> and meet metro. he's a retired racehorse, however new talents making him much more famous here and around the world. we've got the details on this artistic eye straight ahead. >> download the app, so much you can do. you can check out the radar and follow along with the storms and also get the forecast. the temperature right now coming in at 34 degrees in hunt valley and also you can see the closings and the delays. don't go anywhere. "good morning maryland" will be right back. >>> he is retired from racing, but apparently has found a new hobby. >> forget mr. ed. this morning a horse that's become a very popular artist. >> on a beautiful snow-covered farm north of frederick, lives is retired racehorse named -- >> and they're off. >> metro meteor. bad knees forced his retirement from racing in 2009 and more recently, even from casual trail rides. >> come on bud. >> the
recommendations to president obama by tuesday. today mr. biden heard from the national rifle association which is also expressing opposition to the ideas. steve handlesman has more on what they are talking about today. steve? >> the nra didn't like the way it went, but a big question is how powerful and influential is the nra here on capitol hill? and the answer might be still plenty powerful, despite the massacre in connecticut and today's shotgun shooting in california which left a student wounded. another s.w.a.t. team at a school. another shooting incident. the images from near bakersfield, california hit networks as vice president biden said he'll send to president obama on tuesday a proposal to change u.s. gun laws. >> diminish the probability that what we've seen will okur and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. >> reporter: biden who met with hunting groups today and the nra, is expected to recommend a new ban on assault weapons and large-capacity clips. and setting up a stronger background check sim. no exceptions for gun shows and the internet mar
over the holidays with her family and is also out of the white house president barack obama called her a tireless champion she is the first hispanic woman to serve in the presidential cabinet. beyonce will perform the national anthem kelly clarkson will sing my country to is of the end james taylor will perform america the beautiful. president obama was involved in the selection of the musicians. the pregnant duchess of cambridge spend time with family royal watchers are left to get what she got from prince william, apparently sources say he is buying a house. we're looking at some interesting weather coming up over the next two or three days. we have 50 we are back down to 35 degrees at the moment. computer models show the moisture coming up we could see rain and perhaps even thunderstorms. on saturday, still cloudy but saturday evening you were looking at perhaps some rain changing over to snow. apple may be developing an iphone that is more affordable there are rumors the phone could be available later this year and it will be smaller and less expensive. monopoly is planning to du
? >> rosa brooks has written about this. it's called no girls allowed, and why the obama administration needs hormone therapy. rosa brooks is a national security law professor at georgetown. she spent two years working for michelle flournoy at the pentagon. great to see you. thanks for your time. >> glad to be here, rachel. >> in terms of the raw numbers, the obama administration is roughly equivalent to the clinton administration in terms of female appointees. it is doing better than the bush administration. but you feel like they're worthy of some criticism on this subject? >> oh, i hold president obama to a pretty high standard. i would like to think after the eight years of the bush administration, we could do a little better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration. although i have to say, if i were valerie jarrett and i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney too. >> on the issue of michelle flournoy, you're not totally objecting on this. she is highly regarded in washington, not just by you, but by pretty much e
findings as soon as next week. mr. obama indicated support for a ban on military-style assault weapons. restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines, lou palfrey background checks and a national database to check weapons and increased mental health. >> a pretty wide consensus on three or 45 things in the gun safety area that could and should be done around the state. >> thursday by meet with the other side, sportsmen, hunting groups, and an official from the national rifle association which staunchly opposes restricting gun rights. the coalition has proclaimed january 19th and appreciation day. they want show of support at gun shows, stores, and shooting ranges. the leaders said, if the american people don't fight back now, obama will do with the second amendment what he has done to the first, got it without a moment's thought to our basic constitutional rights. after the meeting gun-control advocates fireback opponent. >> the whole debate of the second amendment is really just a distraction that the gun lobby is trying to create from a sensible discussion of real solutions, and
will take a 15-minute break and reload the tables. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> coming up in about 20 minutes, we will take you live to the white house. president obama is set to name jack lew as the next treasury secretary, becoming the 76 to treasury secretary so far. so far only one republican has come not in opposition. we will hear from the president and likely jack lew as well. vice president joe biden continues meetings on the gun violence task force coming hearing from walnut -- wildlife interest groups this morning. he is doing a widespread review of the safety laws. he will be meeting in about half an hour with the national rifle association. president obama has set a late january deadline for vice- president biden's proposals. before the meeting got under way, he spoke to reporters for about 15 minutes. >> let me thank you all for being here. you represent the bulk of sportsmen in this country, and you all know this is a complicated issue. there is no singular solution to how we deal with the
" at president obama's first inaugural ball in 2009. this year she will be back performing the national anthem at the president's swearing in ceremony. kelly clarkson will sing, my country 'tis of thee. james taylor will perform america the beautiful. organizers say the president personally selected those performers. >> coming up on news 4 at 11:00 -- next step for d.c. investigators after a ferry crashed into a dock in new york sending passengers flying into the air. >> a dog struggling to stay afloat after falling into a frozen lake. see how the dramatic rescue unfolded. >> a rare find inside a local >>> firefighters came to the res kus of cue of a dog in distress. firefighters used a long rope to get to the dog and pull him out once he was back on solid ground he seemed fine getting right on his feet and shaking off the cold water. >>> capin and the crew of a ferry that crashed into a dock in new york city. will talk with investigators from the national transportation safety bureau tomorrow. that ferry was arriving in lower manhattan from new jersey when it slammed into the dock. the collis
to the table. the task force will submit recommendations to president obama by the end of january. >> virginia voters team to support ideas by joe biden and nra. over 92 percent support my aunt -- mandatory background checks. 62 percent saying people owning assault weapons make the nation at more dangerous. 66 percent support placing armed guards in school and have said they protect from crime. >> congressman from northern virginia met to discuss moving fbi headquarters out of the nation's capital. jim moran, gerry connolly, and robert whitman along with mark warner and tim kane. the proposed site is in springfield, virginia. the fairfax county board unanimously approved a resolution urging the congress and to lobby for the move. >> new numbers show gun -- unemployment claims rose slightly. 371,000 people filed first-time claims, up 4000 from the week before. this is still an improvement over last year. in the first week of 2012, 390,000 filed claims. today's numbers reflect a slight improvement. >> speaking of improvement, all you have to do is look outside of the weather. dealing with a few
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. the sheriff released this photo of the pot right there which filled dozens of bags. >> president obama makes his pick for treasury secretary and why the nominee is promising to work on his penmanship. >> a concern about this year's flu season: could the nation be running out of flu stop. >> and this pod of whales has been trapped by ice in >> public health officials are concerned about the nation's supply of flu vaccine with the worse problem in a decade. more than 128 million of the supply have been used and 29 states report higher-than-normal cases and health officials are concerned because we are just now entering the height of the flu season. the early onset and severe strain or reasons for the difficult season affecting the nation. >> governor brown has declared an end to california's budget deficit. he has the state budget proposal an hour ago. the big winner in the budget plan is public education which will get more than $2.5 billion extra to fund k-12 and community college education. the uc and csu systems get an additional $250 million each. it calls for change to the program that t
. contributing writer for the nation. a good book being put to good use. where president obama will be placing his left hand when he raises his right on inauguration day. and brett erlich and i both love new jersey's republican governor although sadly for very different reasons. >> coming up, chris christie is on the cover of "time" magazine, and he is not happy about it. don't go away. hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. >> jennifer: all right, time to see how things are faring in the frying pan of the progressive fire. for that we'll go down to los angeles and welcome in the host of the "the young turks." cenk august, uygur, how are you doing today? >> cenk: i'm doing great. >> jennifer: what do you have for the frying pan tonight. >> cenk: jack lew. >> jennifer: oh, i see you're going to fry him. he's not a guest. >> cenk: no. >> jennifer: cenk, cenk, cenk, honestly he's good guy. >> cenk: we're going to talk to william black, one of the regulators on the s & l crisis. he thinks jack lew having worked for the banks is a significant issue. we'll talk about th
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